Statement


 

After twenty years living and working in New York City's Hell's Kitchen, I moved to the town of Cutchogue on the North Fork of Long Island. My most recent paintings are in part a response to this change in location. Being surrounded by nature has impacted my work in some notable ways. Whereas my language of forms, planes of color suggesting folded paper or fragments of wings remains intact, the space that my paintings inhabit is now built of color and atmosphere rather than drawing and structure. Memory and time are still foremost concerns of mine, pulling from childhood recollections of places and homes in 1970’s Dallas, including airplane hangars from visits to my father’s workplace. However, I now incorporate my immediate surroundings by allowing direct landscape elements into the paintings. The paintings open up to spaces where forces move in many directions at once. Despite these shifting and kaleidoscopic aspects the paintings ultimately resolve and achieve balance.